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Dr. Donald Frank Dalessandro, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1915 Ranolph Road; 1st Floor
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Donald Dalessandro practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dalessandro include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder surgery. Dr. Dalessandro is affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital. He honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Dalessandro's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Sports Medicine Person of the Year, by North Carolina Athletic Trainers Association; Distinguished Volunteer of the Year, by Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte, NC; and Walt Disney Award for a decade of medical staff participation, Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $233
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $63
Dr. Lois Kathleen Osier, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1915 Randolph Road; Suite 200
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Lois Osier works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her areas of expertise include hand surgery procedures, congenital hand disorders, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Osier's professional affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Charlotte Institute of Rehabilitation, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. She takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Osier is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Osier's training includes a residency program at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Named (2011) one of the 70 Female Orthopedic and Spine Surgeon Leaders to Know; Named a 2013 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine; and Named a 2012 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Congenital Hand Disorders, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hand Problems, Hand Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 91
  • Charge (avg.): $153 - $212
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $46 - $61
Dr. James Edward Flesichli, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1915 Ranolph Road; 1st Floor
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. James Fleischli's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Carolinas Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Fleischli include sports health, shoulder problems, and musculoskeletal problems. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Fleischli speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 47
  • Charge (avg.): $198
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $58
Dr. Thomas Hatton McCoy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2001 Vail Avenue; Suite 200a
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Thomas McCoy sees patients in Charlotte, NC. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, knee surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. McCoy takes Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. McCoy has received professional recognition including the following: Named by US News & World Report as a Top Doctor (story) and Named a 2013 Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine. He is affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 303
  • Charge (avg.): $251
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $65
Dr. Thomas Keith Fehring, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2001 Vail Avenue; Suite 200a
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Thomas Fehring specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Fehring has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, revision knee arthroplasty, and revision hip arthroplasty. He honors Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Fehring attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: James A Rand Young Investigators Award, American Assoc Hip & Knee Surgeons; Coventry Award - outstanding paper, The Knee Society; and Ranawat Award-outstanding paper, The Knee Society. His professional affiliations include Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Knee Arthritis, Hip Problems, Revision Knee Arthroplasty, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 133
  • Charge (avg.): $230
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Dr. Carroll Payne Jones III, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2001 Vail Avenue; Suite 200b (250 N. Caswell Rd.gps)
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Carroll Jones practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jones obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency at UNC Hospitals. His clinical interests encompass foot problems, musculoskeletal problems, and ankle problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Jones average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital. Dr. Jones's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $163 - $166
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $47 - $64
Dr. Glenn Bradford Perry, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2826 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Glenn Perry's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Charlotte, NC. On average, patients gave Dr. Perry a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital, Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy, and Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Perry honors Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 143
  • Charge (avg.): $245
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $50
Dr. Ray Scott Mayse, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
210 E. Trade Street
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. R. Mayse is an internist. Dr. Mayse is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Mayse attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Novant Health. Dr. Mayse's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $113 - $147
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $59 - $60
Dr. Sonya Gorski Rissmiller, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
1100 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Sonya Rissmiller is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Rissmiller has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Rissmiller include concussion, amputee rehabilitation, and leg pain. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy and Stanly Regional Medical Center. She takes Medicare insurance. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Carolinas Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Rissmiller has received include Top Doctors List, Charlotte Magazine; Charlotte Magazine Top Doctor; and Charlotte's Top Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Headache, Electromyography, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $168
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $62
Dr. Marcus Peter Cook, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1918 Randolph Road; Suite 700
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Marcus Cook is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Charlotte, NC. His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal problems. His professional affiliations include Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital, Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy, and Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Cook attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Cook accepts Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 113
  • Charge (avg.): $245
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $52
Dr. John Kent Ellington, MS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
2001 Vail Avenue; Suite 200
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. J. Ellington is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma. Dr. Ellington attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Carolinas Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of foot problems, musculoskeletal problems, and ankle problems. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital, Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy, and Carolinas Medical Center-Pineville. Dr. Ellington has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $160
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61
Dr. Heather Schlesner Havlik, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Sports Medicine
1001 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Heather Havlik practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and sports medicine. Dr. Havlik studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Her clinical interests include foot problems, lower back strain, and patellar tendonitis (jumper's knee). She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She has received the following distinction: Charlotte Magazine Top Doctor. Dr. Havlik is affiliated with Carolinas HealthCare System.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Fractures, Lower Back Strain, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 121
  • Charge (avg.): $164 - $257
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $38 - $59
Dr. James Robert Alexander, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1915 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. James Alexander is a physiatrist. Dr. Alexander's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spinal pain, pain management, and lower back pain. He is affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Carolinas Medical Center, Dr. Alexander attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Spine Problems, Pain Management, Back Pain

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 67
  • Charge (avg.): $215
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $60
Dr. John Bohannon Mason, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2001 Vail Avenue; Suite 200a
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. John Mason specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Charlotte, NC. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Mason's clinical interests: knee problems, knee surgery, and hip surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Mason is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mason include: Named to the list of 'Best Doctors of 2013' by Business NC Magazine; Named as one of 'Charlotte's Best Doctors 2012' -- Charlotte Business Journal; and Named to the list of 'Best Doctors of 2011' by Business NC Magazine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include CaroMont Regional Medical Center - Main Campus, Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, and Novant Health Matthews Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mason's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $209
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $59
Dr. Keith Alan Anderson, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Adolescent Medicine
200 Greenwich Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. Keith Anderson practices family medicine and adolescent medicine in Charlotte, NC. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Anderson attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He trained at Carolinas Medical Center for his residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Anderson include: Chief Resident, Carolinas Medical Center and Outstanding Resident, Carolinas Medical Center. He is affiliated with Novant Health. Dr. Anderson has a closed panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $275
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $53
Dr. Raymond Glenn Gaston, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1915 Randolph Road
Charlotte, NC
 

Dr. R. Gaston specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Gaston focuses on hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, Novant Health Matthews Medical Center, and Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Gaston graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Atlanta Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Named a Top Doctor by Charlotte Magazine 2009-2014 and Faculty Teacher Award -- Carolinas Medical Center 2009, 2010 & 2014.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hand Problems, Upper Extremity Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $166
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $61

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What is a Joint Injection/Aspiration?

A joint is any area of the body where two bones connect. Due to injury or disease, the space between the two bones can sometimes become swollen and inflamed, which leads to pain and a loss of mobility. Injection and aspiration are two tools that physicians use to treat joint pain locally without needing to perform surgery.

Both injection and aspiration are techniques that involve inserting a needle connected to a syringe directly into the joint. Aspiration involves the removal of excess fluid, and injection is the placement of medication directly into the joint space via the needle. Both procedures may be performed at the same time. In both cases a local anesthetic may be used, the skin will be cleaned and disinfected, and then the needle will be inserted. In some cases, especially if the injection or aspiration is in a large and deep joint such as the hip or spine, ultrasound may be used to guide the needle to the exact location desired.

In some cases, irritation to the joint can cause fluid to build up so significantly that the joint hurts and can no longer move well. Aspiration removes some of the excess fluid and relieves the pressure. In addition, aspiration can be used to provide a sample of joint fluid if it needs to be examined microscopically for the presence of white blood cells, bacteria, or crystal formations.

Certain injuries and diseases that affect joints are inflammatory in nature, such as rheumatoid arthritis, tendonitis or gout. These diseases may be helped by the local injection of anti-inflammatory medications directly into the affected joint. In this case, corticosteroids such as methylprednisone are usually used. Relief from the pain may be felt right away and may last for weeks or even months.

In some cases, such as with osteoarthritis, the cartilage buffer between the two bones wears down and pain comes from bones rubbing against each other. In this case, injection of a lubricating agent such as hyaluronic acid may be beneficial. It provides a slippery cushion between the bones to relieve pain that can last for months.
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